Best compact radios & stereos according to redditors

We found 284 Reddit comments discussing the best compact radios & stereos. We ranked the 120 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/markpelly1 · 32 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try an alarm clock that deaf people use:

I honestly have no idea on the intensity of this one or others, but they wake people up pretty well. My friend, who is deaf, has one and it would vibrate his entire bed and wake people up in the next room.

u/user2327 · 30 pointsr/fixit

I had this problem when I worked nights and slept during the day. Very noisy apartment neighbors. I ended up getting some really good ear plugs, a large fan for some dull noise, and picked up an alarm clock for deaf people. It has a vibrator extension that goes under your pillow.

Once I started doing all that I never had an issue sleeping again. This would be easier/quicker than messing with your door.

Good luck.

This is the alarm clock I got:

u/takishepard · 12 pointsr/deaf

Sonic Boom Alarm Clocks is your best option. Most deaf people (and hearing people who are heavy sleepers) use this. It basically has a vibrating disk you can put either under your pillow or mattress, and it will shake the bed when the alarm go off. Optionally, you can hook it up to a lamp which will flash a few times instead, or even pair it together.

u/TaGaDvAnCe · 10 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I highly recommend the Screaming Meanie. I purchased this awesome little device about two years ago when I was planning a long motorcycle trip. Just be careful, it WILL wake your neighbors on the highest setting.

u/sunkissedx · 10 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I have this myself:

anything by Sonic Alert is good.

u/wdjm · 8 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

If a normal alarm clock doesn't wake you up, you might look into getting yourself one designed for the Deaf. That way, you wouldn't have to ask your NMom to wake you - because apparently, it is such a hardship for her...

u/no_talent_ass_clown · 8 pointsr/Seattle

Put a lock on your door.

Take the sheets and pillows off the bed.

Set a quiet alarm. Try this vibrating alarm clock that you put under your mattress.

ProTip: If they're letting 'friends' crash in your room without your consent then I'm guessing other sketch things are happening too. Lock your shit up or risk losing it.

u/Muffikins · 5 pointsr/facepalm

I have this, the Sonic Alert an alarm for people who are hard of hearing that vibrates the bed, it's amazing! My boyfriend is deaf and he introduced me to them. You put the puck under your mattress or pillow. It shakes everything and unless you are on horse tranquilizers, you will wake up in the morning. I used to be the kind of person who would set several alarms all over their room, and still not wake up. My bf had the analog clock, which could not differentiate between AM & PM. I got the digital one while still in college (we lived 1.5 hours apart) and never missed a morning after that. I didn't need my mama to whoop my ass in the morning any more. ;)

Took the digital one with me when I moved out, it is still going strong 2+years later. I'm not affiliated with them, I never see this topic and am excited. I used to have a real problem. Your friend probably likes theirs a lot too!

u/jtcoons · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have this one that has the automatic time set. It is incredible. I got it a before DST changed dates and it knew the new dates and changed itself. Going strong about 7 years later.

u/alittlegnome · 5 pointsr/Advice

Try the Screaming Meanie. Truck drivers use it to wake up because their sleep schedules and pretty much everything about truck driving makes it both very difficult and very important to wake up. It has the added bonus of being portable.

There's also the Sonic Boom Bedshaker Alarm Clock, which is made my a manufacturer of alarm clocks for deaf people. It wakes you up by vibrating your bed and, optionally, beeping really loudly (not as horrible as the meanie though, and more precise volume adjustments.) I have one of these and it works great!

I've also seen the SmartShaker, which is a Bedshaker that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Personally haven't tried it and I doubt that something that runs on batteries could shake me awake, however, but it could be worth a try.

If you have trouble with going back to bed after waking up to an alarm or turning off alarms in your sleep, I recommend getting an app that requires you to take pictures or scan barcodes. If you need the phone's ringer to be louder for the alarm, try hooking it up to a speaker.

You might also consider getting an old fashioned [Analogue Alarm Clock]( Those fuckers are loud and percussive and and don't have a snooze button. There's nothing like actual metal clanging together to wake you up in the morning.

If you have some money to spend, maybe a Sunlight simulation alarm would work for you. It simulates the gradual rising of the sun, but at whatever time you need the sun to rise and without having to leave your blinds open at night, with street lights bothering you and such.

Finally, I've found that the very best way for me to wake up is for my husband (or anybody really) to bring me a cup of tea. He can get still-mostly-asleep me to sit up and take the tea, and then I have to wake most of the way up to avoid spilling hot liquid all over myself, and then I fully wake up as I drink it. Obviously, this one is dependent on living with another person and having morning schedules that work together, which may not work for you.

Anyways, as a fellow heavy sleeper, I give you all I know about not sleeping through being a functioning member of society. :)

u/blackbeltnerd · 5 pointsr/GetOutOfBed

I'm a little confused why you need a clock with such specific tech features if the problem you're having is with tech failing. Don't you think this type of system could fail easily? Personally I'd go with a very basic clock in this circumstance. This has worked well for me for years. It has two alarm options, so I set one for my week time and one for my weekend time. Just turn them on and off manually. It has a battery backup feature for if you lose power, and adjusts to daylight savings time. I know this isn't what you asked for, but just my two cents.

u/chickensandwich77 · 5 pointsr/jobs

I had similar issues in the past with sleeping through alarms and tardiness, so I bought one of these. It's been 3 years, and it's still doing its job!

u/Ker_Splish · 4 pointsr/needadvice

Try this little fella. I had a similar problem when I was deployed back in the day. Are you getting too much or too little PT? That can mess with your sleep cycles if you vary it too much. Also, ask your squad leader or platoon sergeant if you can try the night shift, you might be able to find a shift that more naturally fits your circadian rhythm.

If it's your first deployment, especially if it's one of your first real times being away from home, you're going to hit a point where you realize that you really don't want to be there. It's ok, that's natural and it happens. The problem is when your not wanting to be there interferes with your ability to Soldier up, drive on and get your ass to work. Just focus on doing your time and taking your lumps, the deployment can't last forever, even though it's going to feel like it.

Keep on keepin on, troop.

u/cucumbers · 4 pointsr/needadvice

My brother has had some success with a bed-shaking alarm clock like this one.

I also have a hard time hearing/reacting to an alarm clock in the morning. When I lived in a dorm in college, I slept in the bottom bunk. I tied a piece of string dangling down from the bed-frame above me, long enough to hang right in front of my face while I slept. I rubber-banded my phone to the string and set the volume to maximum volume & vibrate. It went off right next to my face, little painful but it worked.

u/kdennis · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've heard good things about sunrise alarm clocks.

u/LessThanDan · 3 pointsr/vinyl

My PLX-500 is currently just hooked up to my LG shelf stereo system. It has an RCA input, it's cheap, puts out big sound, and sounds good enough for me. :)

u/night_shifter_mem · 3 pointsr/WTF
u/Street_PharmD · 3 pointsr/Frat

JBL LSR308 is better quality and louder if you look at the conversion of watts into Db between the two.
But I think the LG's (Are you looking at these?: you are looking at have 3 speakers... plus it comes with the main receiver.
You will probably still need the main receiver, or a central computer/laptop. If you already have one of those (I assume you have something figured out if you DJ) then buy those good JBL speakers. If not then I guess you could skimp and get the little LGs (but you get the whole system, which is good).
Have you looked into SONOS? Pricey but worth the investment... hit up the alumni if you can- good luck!

u/Bunnyhat · 3 pointsr/pics
u/shybinashvilleguy · 3 pointsr/Narcolepsy

I had the same issue, but would be wide awake at night... Have you tried a sunset alarm clock?? It lights up and gets brighter until your actual alarm time, so it kinda replicates the sunrise. Mine has been amazing, and really helps me wake up and not feel as groggy throughout the day. My exact one is sold out, but here's a similar one:

u/PurpleBracelet · 3 pointsr/Heirs_of_the_Sun

[And for those who are not a morning person and have trouble getting up, this will get you up for sure.] ( It's a little pricey but it does his job very well to me.

u/Flaergen · 3 pointsr/france
u/amirman · 3 pointsr/

alarms in another room. alarms that move. puzzle alarm clocks. or a really loud vibrating alarm clock

u/Blais_Of_Glory · 3 pointsr/college

I had this problem so many times. I hated taking 8 AM classes and I had to do it several times over the years and it sucked every time. But I did learn of a few tricks that may help...

First, I'm assuming you have either an iPhone or Android phone, there are several apps that work really well for people like us. I personally have an Android phone so some of the apps I may have used, may not be available if you have an iPhone but I'll post links for both. Check out these links and try these apps. If one doesn't help, move on and try another.

u/General_PATT0N · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Not necessarily true anymore. There's been numerous reputable companies whose cables aren't passing the signal. Try this one:

u/Brese · 3 pointsr/pics

It goes under the mattress where you sleep and vibrates. I've had my clock for about 2 years with no problems.

When I travel for work I use wake up service and this nifty guy.

u/ToxicPoison · 3 pointsr/deaf

Personally, I'm a fan of sunrise alarm clocks. The Phillips one is good, but pricey. I have this one currently, and it works fairly well.

u/shabbaranks2 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought this one when it was on sale:

HeimVision Sunrise Alarm Clock,...

I initially had a cheaper one for about a year that worked but it finally kicked the bucket. I personally love it (just the simulation in general) and this one I’ve linked is great because it syncs with your phone. The downside of that is I could in theory turn it off from my phone but I usually don’t. I keep it on a bookcase towards the foot of my bed so I’m required to get up to turn it off and after I stand up I usually turn my overhead light on and it gets me moving. I personally think it’s been great, I really feel like I’ve woken up naturally. The general way it works is you set the time you want to wake up (say 5:30) and starting at 5 the light dimly comes on and progressively gets brighter. Then at 5:30 the sound you pick starts going too. I almost always wake up before the sound starts.

It’s very bright though so it depends if you live/sleep with someone it may not work for you if you do not wake up at the same time.

u/wobblee · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I agree with the apnea conversation. You can also try foam ear plugs like cyclefreaksix mentioned and get a vibrating alarm that shakes your bed to wake you up.

u/GherkinJerkin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Get an old sheet or a tarp and put it down in the entry way. You're going to be tracking all kinds of nastiness in from outside while you're moving all your boxes in. Your apartment/carpet was just professionally cleaned and you don't want to get it gross on the first day! Also, I'm sure the absolute last thing you'll want to do after moving is vacuum.
In the morning order pizza online for lunch or dinner. A lot of places let you enter in what time you want your order. Now no one has to figure out when the best time to stop is and it takes all the conversation out about "well, what do YOU want?"
I believe that an alarm clock is essential. I turn my phone completely off at night so I won't be woken up and I can't tell you how many times I've selected "PM" when I wanted AM when trying to use it to wake up.
This IS THE BEST ALARM CLOCK EVER why? BACKUP BATTERY - if your apartment loses power the clocks stays on. NEVER MISS WORK AGAIN! :D It even has a daylight savings function. I've had this one for over 6 years and it's still amazing.

u/JerryTHEKINGLawyer · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

My dad had a brain tumor (benign, he's fine) and got one of these after he lost hearing in one of his ears. I used to sleep on the other side of the house and I could still hear it when he woke up. If you absolutely have to wake up, get one of these. As my mom says "[i]t makes one hell of a racket."

The low setting is roughly a louder smoke detector. The loudest setting is like a chainsaw full throttle with no earplugs.

u/gurueuey · 2 pointsr/hometheater

There will be some effects from placing speakers in a cubby. Mostly from the port if the speaker is rear ported. The cubby will act as a port extension, changing the amount of bass and the sound coming from the speakers, often negatively. The best thing to do is to get front ported speakers like these KEF Speakers.

If you're planning on doing just 2.1, and not 3 or 5 channels, look into micro stereo receivers like this Yamaha. Otherwise, almost all surround AVRs comply with a form factor. Marantz makes a line of slim receivers, but they're still 17 in. wide by 14-20 in. deep.

u/plopo · 2 pointsr/deaf

This is an alarm clock that has an attachment that shakes the whole bed. It has both a loud beeping audio alarm and the shaker, and you can use one or both.

u/Eupatorus · 2 pointsr/funny

My friend takes the Screaming Meanie and clips it to a ceiling fan blade forcing him to get up and turn the fan off to stop the 120 db alarm.

u/mitsuruugi · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Buddy in college had this... Hated him, but never ever had a problem getting up...

u/muldoonx9 · 2 pointsr/RWBY

Having a good and consistent sleep schedule is very important, especially as you get older. Good luck!

I dunno if vibration would work better than sound, but there are alarms for deaf and hearing impaired people. There's this little vibrator you put under your pillow and pretty much shakes you awake. I've never used one, but I had deaf occupants living in the room under me at college, and their version of snoozing it was putting the vibrator on their night stand. That thing would raise a racket.

And aww crap, I forgot to post a song this week.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

here ya go, if you sleep thru this then you are dead

u/itsjustchad · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Put this on the other end of your bedroom, hell, put it outside your bedroom, and you WILL wake up, you won't have a choice.

u/The-PrancingPony · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

So we're a rowing team and we practice inside a gymnasium on rowing machines(here's what they sound like, just to give you an idea), which generate a decent amount of noise when there's a bunch of them going at the same time. The system we used before was 2.1 system that was almost identical to this one. When we turned those all the way to the maximum and set our phone to max volume, it was usually loud enough.

u/Voodoo7007 · 2 pointsr/sleep

I use this one;
It's got 2 different alarms you can set and changing the alarm time is just a matter of twisting the dials on the side.

u/squid50s · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

For anyone wondering, here’s a link to the alarm clock I bought.

u/NorseZymurgist · 2 pointsr/Mattress

Get a Sceaming Meanie:

We use them in the long-distance riding community to prevent oversleeping and missing our daily mileage goals.


u/oddsnsodds · 2 pointsr/audiophile

There are small CD receivers available from major brands. You wouldn't need to use speakers if all you listen to is headphones.

u/MossyHarmless · 2 pointsr/Pensacola

\>Chooses to live somewhere with three Class C airspaces

\>Complains about airplanes doing airplane things


Joking aside, shooting earplugs + alarm clock designed for the deaf. Never be awakened by jet turbines again.

u/weathercrow · 2 pointsr/watchplantsgrow

here ya go

bought my parents one of these last year and they love it

u/STRMfrmXMN · 2 pointsr/techsupport

They use speaker wire so you're going to need an amp which is going to be most simple if plugged into a receiver. You can get them for cheap at recycling electronics stores or on Ebay/Craigslist. Yes, they're quite large.

If you want something relatively small here ya go

u/five_to_one · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

How important is the date part? I can think of a simple, cheap design allowing for up to 24 hour release window.

  1. Battery operated alarm clock
  2. 12V battery or power supply you will have many options but something like this might be best
  3. Solenoid operated lock something like this
  4. A multimeter will be required, and some electronic knowledge would be helpful.
  5. A relay to activate the solenoid. The specs would be depend on the alarm clock (I'll describe below)

    First, the alarm clock. I know you can get some cheap battery powered alarm clocks at Walmart. This will be your "timer". A typical alarm clock will only give you a 24 hour window though, so if you buy one like in the link above you could program it 5 to 6 days out if you could release it on a weekend. YMMV on that one. This is the only part your going to need any significant electrical knowledge. Take the alarm clock apart, and find the speaker or buzzer. Remove the speaker/buzzer, and while the alarm is going off, measure the voltage (let assume for this example the buzzer voltage is 6V).

    Now the relay is depend on that output voltage (and hopefully the output will have enough current output say 100mA which should be measurable across a properly sized resistor). You will need to buy a relay with that input voltage, and 12VDC rated out put. They will look something like this.

    Run the output of the relay through the battery and the door solenoid. Rig up the door latch to release the door. You will need an enclosure of some type to protect the electronics (the door latch would be the only thing protruding).

u/Veelze · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Is the roommate turning off the alarms before you wake up? Or are your alarms going off and he is turning them off?

Currently I am using a sonic-boom alarm clock which also has a vibration function to wake you up (the alarm clock is designed for people who are deaf or have poor hearing) As long as you only use the vibration function, it should not bother your roommate.

link to amazon

u/foxtrot5 · 2 pointsr/Televisions

Yeah I would definitely make people aware that the only audio outs are optical and bluetooth and the bluetooth part can be temperamental. I was counting on 3.5mm out. I even moved my 2.1 LG Stereo CM4550 to my bedroom to use as external speakers. And the TV is still having issues connecting to it. So when it can't even reliably connect to their own products, you know it's an issue. I'm pretty sure it's a software issue as well since resetting the TV allows it to successfully connect. It's just if I then turn off the tv and try to reconnect the next day, it won't connect. It will search and see the device but fail to connect. And yes, the LG is on the bluetooth mode. I've done extensive troubleshooting. I'm a Software Developer so I'm a more advanced (read: not completely moronic) user.

I just looked at the 940E specs on Sony's site and it says that for headphone out it has

>1 (Side/Hybrid with Headphone and Subwoofer Out)

So it looks like it does have 3.5mm out. Can you confirm it does have headphone out? Because with my LG I saw a headphone port and assumed it was an out port. It's 3.5mm in. That makes no sence to me because why would anyone want to go out of their way to play something on the crappy internal speakers?

Here is a picture of my bedroom. Yes that’s my kitty sleeping on my laptop. Tvs are a 40” Changhong LED, 65” LG OLED, and 48” Samsung LCD. I usually use one for watching Netflix or Hulu and the other to simultaneously play PS4. I rarely use the Changhong. Probably should move it to my family room.

u/remembertosmilebot · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

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u/gummy_bear_time · 2 pointsr/GiftIdeas

>that can just make everyday life a little nicer, more luxurious etc.

If this is the goal, you can upgrade something he currently has and uses frequently. One way to think about this is to do an inventory of his typical day -- what items does he interact with or consume all the time? So, if he wakes up pretty early and relies on an alarm clock, you could get him a smart sunrise alarm clock or one that projects on the ceiling.

If he drinks coffee, you could upgrade his coffee bean grinder or get him a French press. (I like the Bodum brand, which is top rated on Wirecutter.) Speaking of, I find the Wirecutter website to be a good source for upgrade ideas. I was going to suggest upgrading bed sheets, but that might go over budget and be hard to fit in a suitcase!

And etc. If there's a specific item you want to upgrade, feel free to come back and ask for suggestions!

u/mmm_tacos · 2 pointsr/DIY

Modify this alarm clock. The bed shaker is semi-violent. Wrap it around a headband and attach it to your head for maximum effect.

u/Because_Bot_Fed · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Similar to the one someone else linked but this one has a couple other features I liked and looks more "adult".

u/Armsc · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

1000 Sqft. is a pretty large space so you'll need some decent speakers. You'll also need some decent power.

You are going to need an amp to power the speakers unless you get powered speakers or a shelf system. I'm thinking for you the shelf system is the way to go.

  • LG CM4550 $200 is about as good as you're going to get with your budget. 2.1 system with a head unit that included USB, Bluetooth and RCA aux input. Get a RCA to 3.5mm cable for most sources bluetooth for others.
u/Yukimor · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

Get a vibrating alarm clock. They shake the bed like an actual earthquake and don't stop until you shut them off. It's not comfy. You cannot sleep through them. There is no "jingle jangle", it's an earthquake + a screaming BUH-BUNK BUH-BUNK BUH-BUNK (if you put the sound alarm on max volume).

I'm deaf at night because I take my implants out, so I use this alarm. I think the first time we tested it out, I actually fell out of bed in surprise. I use this one but there's dozens of options out there now.

You could also get "Clocky", the alarm clock that runs and hides, so you have to get out of bed and hunt it down to shut it off.

Get him one of these options, tell him to set it one time only, and test it on a day he doesn't have work. But honestly, if he refuses and/or just goes back to setting dozens of alarms over a three-hour timespan, tell him to sleep on the couch until he's willing to work with you to find an alternative that doesn't ruin your sleep.

u/sharkamino · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

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u/tim11422 · 1 pointr/audio

what would i be looking at for 2 decent speakers with a sub and a receiver in price??

and is this or something like this any good?

u/umbralgarden · 1 pointr/neuro

I have some suggestions but don't depend on supplements, only use them for emergencies or kinks in your schedule, and never take more than one sleep aid at a time. Magnesium is just a general vitamin, so it's fine. Obviously the goal is your own body clock, not 'a clock made out of drugs.' I'm not sure if your job helps keep your wake-up cycle regular but I'm assuming you came here because your own natural rhythm isn't working for you. Better than any supplement or drug will just be waking up at the same time every day- yes booboo even on the weekends.

Definitely Block Blue Light: Like everyone else is saying this needs to be done on ALL devices. Phone and computer (get a program called f.lux, for mac and pc) and TV if you can figure out how. Otherwise you never produce your own melatonin- AND you might keep making cortisol. Make sure your LIGHT BULBS in your house are warm and orange/yellow, think 'SUNSET,' none of that bright white mortician LED bullshit they keep selling now. I use night lights after sun down.

Wake Up With The Same Amount of Sunlight: Once your eyes detect high frequency blue/sunlight, your body will make cortisol to wake you up. I don't want to wake up at DAWN so I keep mine half closed with the same amount of space open for a strong sliver of light to greet me. Keep the blinds closed and you won't get this, or as much. You'll feel groggy and unrested. If you don't have access to sunlight, you'll need to get an alarm clock that mimics it with growing light in your face.

Melatonin: Not only is melatonin a good idea, but you want to take the SMALLEST dose you can find, otherwise you'll screw up your own melatonin system and make both your own and the drug ineffective. Don't ask me why but most supplements are 5 mg when they should be 1 mg or less. Melatonin is also a really powerful antioxidant, it's kind of like a facial for your sleeping brain.

Magnesium: you really can't go wrong with taking more Magnesium (you'll know when you've taken too much bc you'll shit yourself), most americans are deficient.

"Magnesium plays a part in regulating GABA, a neurotransmitter that is made in the brain. Low levels of GABA have been linked to chronic pain, depression, anxiety and even epilepsy. GABA imbalance has also been implicated in panic disorder and sleep disturbances, according to health expert Dr. Josh Axe." It is also a natural anti-inflammatory that should also reduce symptoms of chronic pain, restless legs, and other ailments you might have, and will even help your digestion.

Valerian: Another "natural" sleep aid is Valerian root, a plant which is believed to mimic adenosine, aka the opposite of taking caffeine. Usually if you've had an active day, adenosine builds up and your brain measures this to make you sleepy- but you might not have enough if you just have an office job. I've found it in liquid herb or tea form. It smells AWFUL. I prefer the tea. This one really knocks you out, but you can build tolerance fast, so I'd save it for your most restless nights.

My uncle is a sleep doctor, I'm a neuroscience grad and I went from the most chaotic schedule ever to just naturally waking up at 8 am. I use blue light filters on everything and occassionally take melatonin or valerian for sleepless nights.

u/1MonthFreeTrial · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm thinking about upgrading and buying this stereo system. Is this a good buy? I'm don't want to spend more than $200, and this system looks like a good bet for the money.

I'm fairly inexperienced when it comes to this sort of thing, so any help/advice would be much appreciated.

u/manicbassman · 1 pointr/LifeProTips
u/SuperSaiyanGrace · 1 pointr/bipolar

I feel you. Having multiple alarms, with at least one or two not being near my bed so I have to get up, helps me. There are alarm apps that make you solve puzzles before they turn off. Not going back to sleep is the hard part. I'm prescribed a stimulant, taking that in the morning will wake me up for the day.

If you're like me and will sleep through alarms sometimes, I've heard that a "Screaming Meanie"'s a good last resort. It can't be good for your ears, and RIP the ears of any pets you have, but if you absolutely can't miss something in the morning that will wake you up. It's basically a "fire alarm" alarm clock.

Interestingly, one of the most helpful things for me has been when I've had roommates that wake up early and go to work. It motivated me to do the same. I'd even "compete" to get up and leave for work earlier than them.

After waking up, along with not being a morning person, sometimes I think dissociation makes it hard for me to get out of bed. Dissociation can make the punishment or consequences of not getting to work on time not feel real. I'm not sure how to fight that other than to make lists of what I need to do in the morning and JUST GO. Showering at night instead of the morning helps. Coffee helps.

For getting to sleep, I'll take a couple melatonin and benadryl pills. After 30 minutes I'm usually out.

u/tmeticexpletive · 1 pointr/GetOutOfBed

The Screaming Meanie. This motherfucker is brutal. Yes, it's outside your price range, yes in fact it's double your price range. But if you want to get up, buy the clock. On most days, I try my best to get a good night's sleep (count backwards in 90 min cycles), I practice good "sleep hygiene", and overall just try my best to make it easy to get out of bed in the morning feeling good. But when I have a morning where I have no option but to get up as soon as my alarm goes off - Screaming Meanie. The medium setting is 90dB. The high is 120dB. It's not a matter of if you'll wake up at those levels - it's when. Because just the threat of it going off is enough to get you out of bed.

Yes this sounds like an infomercial. But it works. And it's the best advice I can give concerning alarm clocks.

u/PeaceProsper · 1 pointr/pics

You can turn off the sound. The vibrating part goes under your pillow and trust me, you'll wake up. But it won't wake up your partner which is awesome.

u/Madotsuki98 · 1 pointr/LucidDreaming

All kidding aside, waking up naturally using autosuggestion is the best way to start off WILD. Usually, I can just tell myself to wake up at whatever time and my mind does the rest, but you could work it into a mantra (as in MILD).

u/sunchops · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I recommend making sure you have several items:

  • Hamper (foldable or collapsible is best for college students.)
  • Laundry bag (Just in case you don't want to carry your hamper to your laundry facility, or your hamper isn't carry friendly.)
  • Desk lamp (any kind should be fine, so that way if your room mate is sleeping you don't have to have the entire room lit up)
  • Power strips (you never know when you're going to need to plug something in, and you might run out of wall plugs)
  • Change jar (spare change is always useful especially when ordering food, so you can give exact change. Don't forget to tip! You can make one of these yourself for basically free minus the cost of a bottle)
  • Desk organizer (To keep your class syllabi in, as well as any returned papers. It's very easy to lose all of that stuff, and you never know if you might need it again during the semester.)
  • Flip flops/shower shoes (keep them cheap because they're only for the bathroom, chances are that bathroom will be shared by you and several others, and most likely won't be the cleanest place)
  • Healthy (ish) snack foods (whatever foods appeal to you really, but that's a start for some ideas, trust me healthy food is good, you don't want that freshman 15 to catch up to you too quick now!)
  • Alarm clock (or you can use your phone which is what I ended up doing last year, but make sure it doesn't die!)
  • Headphones (so you don't annoy your roommate with your choice of tv/music/movies/etc.) Here's three more headphones for variety, all of which are great for the price range. Klipsch, Vsonic, Sony(these Sony MDR-V6 go on sale every so often, they were literally just on sale for $54 and are absolutely fantastic for the price range)

    That's basically everything I either wish I had brought, or found very useful. Oh yeah, don't forget your cell phone, cell phone charger, laptop/desktop and appropriate cables. Also don't forget to do your laundry somewhat regularly, and that includes your sheets!

    Would you like a falafel with that?
u/GodDonut · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Vibrate yourself awake

I have a friend with one that practically shakes the house, and it's placed under his mattress.

u/AstroxyBO3 · 1 pointr/buildapc

i bought a Sapphire RX480 8gb graphics card. it says it has 1 HDMI slot.

my monitor is an ASUS VH238H.

what hdmi cable would you recomm for 60HZ at 1080p (theres like hdmi a, b, 1.3, 1.4, 2.0, highspeed/standard its confusing)? or is it worth it to buy a hdmi to dp adapter and buy a dp cable? would this be a good hdmi cable?

u/zugman · 1 pointr/techsupport

This amazon listing indicates the is a front aux input

u/fatangaboo · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

Yes Virginia, there are alarm clocks made specifically for deaf people. I own this particular model and can verify that the bed shaker alone will wake you up, even with the sonic tone disabled. A bit of Google experimentation will doubtless uncover more. You could visit the company's website to see if they'll sell you the vibrator + cord, without the clock.

u/VashTStamp · 1 pointr/galaxynote5

Or perhaps something like this. Seems interesting to me.

u/got_lost_again · 1 pointr/Target

This would help, but I agree you probably shouldn't work morning jobs if it's hard for you to get up. I don't pick up shifts anymore, because I'm already working like 60 hours total between both jobs and close to burning out

u/qtang21 · 1 pointr/Android

I've learned this the hard way as well. I suggest buying a REAL alarm clock.

u/redditacct · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife
u/Upside_Down_USB · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/bennel89 · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

My dad's deaf but I'm a heavy sleeper so I borrowed his alarm clock once and had to get one for myself because it was so effective:

Sonic boom with bed shaker

u/donnieshulzhoffer · 1 pointr/tifu
u/CodeNameHitler · 1 pointr/xxfitness

The one I got on Amazon, you can turn the clock face completely off! It's this one:

Sunrise Alarm Clock, Wake Up Light with 6 Nature Sounds, FM Radio, Color Light, Bedside Sunrise Simulator (White)

u/AttackOfTheThumbs · 1 pointr/gadgets

Hey, looking for an alarm clock that allows me to program alarms for different days. Really, one for the weekdays, one for the weekend. Traditional alarm clock doesn't work well since I keep forgetting to change it, either fucking up my Saturday morning or my Monday...

I want to keep my cell phone out of the bed room.

The only one I have found so far is this:

Seems excessive, but I am in Canada, so sometimes choice is more limited.

u/jackelfrink · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Still use alarm clocks, just one that vibrate instead of buzzing. The vibrating part is usually on a cord so that it can be placed under the pillow. See also

Disclaimer : I am not deaf myself.

u/Anti_was_here · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

I also have a difficult time waking up here is my fix

u/Programmer25 · 1 pointr/MINI

Yeah, I wouldn't pay for a scan. If you want, go order an el-cheapo model from

The better ones are ~$50 and display more info... but that is pretty much the cheapest and will let you see the codes out of your engine that caused the light to come on.

u/dr_torque · 1 pointr/audiophile

For that price, you may have to look on the used market. This was the cheapest new buy I could find, and it comes with a 20 wpc amplifier section; so it will need some efficient speakers to perform at its best. You may find CD boomboxes as well, but they're likely to sound rubbish, especially as your grandfather's coming from his hi-fi.

u/LulzATron-5000 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Unfortunately I'm a heavy sleeper.

Luckily I have a job that doesn't really give a fuck when I arrive.

Anyhow, what I'm getting to is that back in the day, when I worked at a plant and had places to be that were "on time" my mother bought me a screaming meanie for Christmas.

I shit you not, it worked 75% of the time, but I was able to sleep through it at times. If anyone ever breaks into my house, and wants to kill me.... I'm a dead man if it's late at night.

u/rickearthc137 · 1 pointr/parrots

When I got my current grey, I was scared to death because I SWORE he was DEAF. He did not respond to sounds AT ALL. I would literally set off a 120db alarm on a timer in the next room to try to get a rise out of him--not a peep or any indication of curiosity. After about a month he finally started acting fully acclamated, responding to souds, vocalizing etc.

So don't be spooked or alarmed by any weird or lethargic behaviors you see in your bird for the next few weeks while she's getting used to her new surroundings. Also expect a few phases and personality shifts as she grows and gets more comfortable.

u/Nithhogr · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

As far as the actual component, I don't know, but this Screaming Mimi is INSANELY loud and runs off of a 9V. So if you can find out what they're using in that it might point you in the right direction.

u/Wardez · 1 pointr/gaming

I love this guy's ingenuity, awesome alarm.

This is one you can buy (it even has a little vibrator disc to shake your bed, woah)

u/KittehGod · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Get one of those.

They have a vibrating pad-thing that you put under your pillow. The alarm is mucho decibels as well, so should wake you up.

u/tsteele999 · 1 pointr/gadgets

I had this one until I busted the little pot on the bottom that adjusted the brightness (it was my own fault trying to force it). It had daily alarms so I never had to worry about turning it off on the weekend and synced to NIST time so it was always accurate.

u/chengjih · 1 pointr/amazonecho

There's also Vobot.

u/Jibrish · 1 pointr/Eve

This isn't exactly what you posted about but have you tried a Screaming Meanie alarm clock?

They are extremely loud and annoying alarm clocks that WILL wake you up. They are designed for exactly your kind of situation. Talk to your psych FIRST because they are very, VERY loud and surprising.

u/w3rk · 1 pointr/DIY

look at what deaf people use for alarm clocks, this one here would shake you right out of your bed

u/SOwED · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Here are my tips:

  • Use to figure out when your alarms should start.

  • You said you have roommates, so try an alarm such as this one. It is capable of super loud sound which I don't use but also has a big vibrating disk you can put under your pillow or wherever is comfortable, and that shit would wake the dead, but isn't louder than a cell phone alarm

  • You said you use melatonin. Make sure your dose is right. Some pills are sold at 5 mg or even 10 mg in a single pill. You need like 1 mg maybe 2 mg. Try adding in some 5-htp as well, always helped the grogginess from melatonin for me.

  • If these things don't work, start to examine lifestyle. Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol affect sleep. Are you eating well? Are you in shape and getting exercise? Are you using your phone or computer or TV then going straight to bed or even in bed?

    Beyond those, there are sleep disorders you can get checked out.
u/slickastro · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sonic Boom Alarm Clock

I was constantly waking up late and was getting to the point where I was getting in trouble at work. My co-worker suggested this clock and it works GREAT. You can opt for a loud alarm with variable pitch from high to low, you set the pitch, or a giant vibrator you place under the mattress that turns your bed into a vibro-bed to wake you up, or a combination of both. Honestly I only use the vibro-bed mode now as it wakes me up reliably yet does not shock the rest of the family with the air raid siren.

u/tyrankh11 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This thing will fuck your world up in the morning. Try to outsleep it. I fucking dare you.

u/Shaunaaah · 1 pointr/productivity

You could look into a alarm clock for deaf people, it shakes the bed.
Such as:

u/Zlasher · 1 pointr/Monitors

I'm looking at some HDMI 2 cables and they're claiming 144 Hz up to 2K resolution

Should I believe it?

u/nyami · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Maybe go for an alarm clock for the hard of hearing? I used one for a while, and it worked. It has an attachment you put under your pillow and it vibrates really loud. Worth a try!
Example of one :

u/rocketwidget · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This is my cheap alarm radio. It has a tab for up and down setting of the alarm.
The answer: it is cheap to have up and down buttons. But when you want to make the absolute cheapest product possible, and no one gives a thought about design, the most minimal design is a 4 button solution.

Shop around to fix your problem.

u/Uthinkuknowall · 1 pointr/PS4Pro

It must have something to do with the HDMI cable but don't know much more, I got a similar cable and also have a ks8000 and no issues.

Similar price and no issues. Does 4K and HDR no problem and if you set the PS4 settings to automatic for display- when it runs HDR content it'll switch to yuv422 (best for HDR) and non-HDR automatically goes to RGB. Again haven't had issues with RGB or yuv422 with the cable I listed.

Have you tried using 'automatic' for your PS4 display settings? Are you experiencing the black flash in HDR game or normal?

u/Xaedria · 1 pointr/nursing

I use ear plugs because I sleep during the day, and I get paranoid I won't wake up. I use the alarm clock I linked as a just in case. I never have to actually let it go off any more, but it makes me feel better to know it will if I should happen to sleep through all three of my phone alarms.

I've actually got the volume on mute on the alarm clock. I just use the vibration pad.

u/wilsonics · 0 pointsr/iphone

Get an alarm clock that auto sets itself.

Here's the one I have.

The alarm even goes off when the power is out, without batteries needed!

u/aagee · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

This here works for me. You put the bed shaker between the mattress and the box spring. If you turn the audible alarm off, it has the added advantage of not waking up your partner.

u/nodsjewishly · -3 pointsr/iphone
u/Tarambor · -10 pointsr/technology

What year is the EFF living in? The ability to read and reset fault codes by third party equipment has been the case for many a year or at least it has in the UK. Garages have had the equipment for at least a decade and as a consumer I can buy a fault code reader that'll work on pretty much any car made in the last 14 years for £11.65 on Amazon.